Psychiatry-May the Farce Be With You

A new book by Christopher Lane called ‘Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness’ has been released by Yale University press this month.

It chronicles the “highly unscientific and often arbitrary way” in which the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of supposed mental disorders is actually compiled.

The new edition of DSM due out in 2012 is set to establish even more money-making ‘mental illnesses’ such as compulsive buying and internet addiction.

If the brain damaging results of psychiatric ‘treatments’ weren’t so tragic one could even see farcical humour in it.

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